Saturday, January 1, 2011

Happy New Year!

Farewell 2010...hail and well met to 2011! I spent the last hour of 2010 listening to this. I'm rather embarrassed to say that, while I've know about the Bill Evans episode of Piano Jazz for quite a while, I hadn't heard it prior to this evening. What a great conversation. The playing is absolultly beautiful and hearing Bill talk about his processes is a treat. His thoughts on structure should be required listening for all musicians.

Here's an excerpt from The Universal Mind of Bill Evans where he discusses and demonstrates more of the same.

2 comments:

Dana Wright said...

I've seen this film many times, and it never fails to make me want to practice 10 hours a day. Nice post and commentary.

Anonymous said...

I stumbled upon your Blog through a friend's Blog and I will intentionally walk back to it again. I loved the Bill Evans' vids. The man was a monster and listening to his thoughts on jazz, as Dana said, make me want to practice! But how do I grow a mind like his?